A native of Taiwan, Mann-Wen Lo has been playing the violin since the age of five. She made her orchestral debut performing Mozart’s violin concerto No. 2 at age eleven at the National Concert Hall in Taipei. She has been awarded first place in the 3rd Concerto Competition of Academy of Taiwan Strings, Taipei Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition; Second place in Toyama Asian Youth Music Competition in Hong Kong and scholarship from Taiwan Council for Cultural Affairs.
Mann-Wen has been featured on radio stations such as NPR’s From the Top and WGBH. Her festival appearance includes Gstaad String Academy of Menuhin Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Franco-American Chamber Music Festival, Saito Kinen Festival Seiji Ozawa’s Young Musician Study Group, New York String Orchestra Seminar and Orford Arts Academy. She is a former young artist in residence of the Da Camera Society as a member of the Kahlo String Quartet. Aside from classical music, Mann-Wen has also performs Jazz and various other genre with the Kaleidoscope trio – an innovated group with creative combination of guitar, clarinet and violin.
Mann-Wen received her Bachelor of music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music Degree from the Yale School of Music. Her principal teachers include Masuko Ushioda and Syoko Aki. She has recently earned her Graduate Certificate from USC Thornton School of Music, and is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate under the tutelage of Glenn Dicterow. Mann-Wen plays on a 1925 Guiseppe Fiorini violin on generous loan from the Chi Mei Culture Foundation in Taiwan.